Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Could Dimitroff find depth from his past?
By Pat Yasinskas
Atlanta general manager Thomas Dimitroff may be reaching into his past to find some defensive line depth.
The Falcons are showing interest in free agent defensive tackle Richard Seymour, according to Jason LaCanfora.
Seymour, 33, began his career with the New England Patriots before spending the last four seasons in Oakland. Dimitroff worked in New England’s personnel office before joining the Falcons in 2008.
Atlanta could use some depth to go with Jonathan Babineaux and Corey Peters, especially if free agent Vance Walker isn’t re-signed. Seymour, who appeared in only eight games due to injuries last season, should be very affordable.
The Falcons might be able to get him for somewhere close to the veteran minimum. Seymour also has the ability to slide outside and play defensive end, although I think the Falcons would only consider that as a situational role.